Writings on cinema

By Sam Rohdie

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-0694-0
  • Pages: 160
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: RRP £15.00, NOW £15.00
  • Published Date: October 2017
  • BIC Category: Film and Media, Individual film directors, film-makers, Film history, theory & criticism, PERFORMING ARTS / Individual Director, The arts / Film theory & criticism
  • Series: Cinema Aesthetics


Comprised of fourteen chapters, the book opens with studies of Louis Feuillade, Jean Painlevé, Jean Vigo and Georges Franju. In each case the author finds original points of reference and cross-reference to other filmmakers and visual artists, particularly within modernism. Successful as free-standing short essays on their subject, the chapters also situate the work of these filmmakers less within the context of French cinema history than within other cinema histories and intellectual traditions. This is an important gesture both in terms of the general architecture of the book and in terms of its commitment to reclaiming the work of these figures for a wide community of film and cinema studies teachers, students and enthusiasts, particularly those interested in developing alternative approaches to the history and language of cinema. Undoubtedly, Intersections is a provocative and challenging read, but that does not make it any less urgent or necessary.


Sam Rohdie was Professor of Cinema Studies in the Department of Film at the University of Central Florida


1 Louis Feuillade
2 Jean Painlevé
3 Jean Vigo
4 Georges Franju
5 Jacques Tati
6 Raymond Depardon
7 Alfred Hitchcock
8 Jacques Rivette
9 Jean-Luc Godard
10 Orson Welles
11 Anthony Mann
12 Luchino Visconti
13 François Truffat
14 John Ford

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